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Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Information & Operations Management, Land Economics & Real Estate, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Masters of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
Language of instruction:
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management

Founded in 1911 as formerly the royal garden of the Qing Dynasty, Tsinghua University is one of the top universities in all of China. Among Chinese universities, Tsinghua has been ranked first in twelve different subject areas such as arts, mechanics, materials science, engineering, electronic science, information technology, computer science, architecture, nuclear sciences, environmental sciences and business administration. The School of Economics and Management has been labeled by Fortune as “the best business school of China.”


Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China.  It has been the political center of China for approximately eight centuries. It boasts palaces, gardens, opera, tombs, temples, and is within close proximity to the Great Wall of China. It features galleries of internationally sought after pieces of art and universities of the highest caliber. All of this makes Beijing the center of culture in China. It is immense, urban, and headquarters for most of China’s largest companies and a major hub for transportation. The high-speed rail, national highway and railway all make their way through Beijing. Tsinghua University located in the Haidian District of Beijing. The campus is known for its beautiful surroundings with shady trees and traditional Chinese architectural complexes. In 2010, Forbes Magazine listed Tsinghua as the most 14th most beautiful college campus in the world.

Eligibility Requirements

  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification or Graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or Chinese
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to December)
  • Spring Semester (February to June)
  • Academic year (September to June)


As part of the exchange program, students are open to a wide variety of courses that Tsinghua University offers in the School of Economics and Management. Within the International MBA program, all courses are taught in English. For undergraduate exchange students, about half of the courses, around 200 classes, are taught in English that students may choose from. Specific courses that will be offered each semester will be sent in an email once the exchange student has been accepted by Tsinghua University. Students can view courses offered the previous spring and fall semesters on this webpage for an idea of what will be offered. Chinese language courses are also open to all students who wish to enroll in them.


Exchange students can apply for international student dorms through Tsinghua University. There are three different types of dorm rooms: single (includes private bathroom), AB room (shared room and bathroom), Double Room (Shared room and public bathroom).  However, due to the large demand, it is not guaranteed every student will receive on campus housing. Students also have the option of finding off campus housing on their own. An on-campus dorm is about 12,000 Yuan for the entire semester (or about $2,000). If an exchange student wishes to live off campus, an apartment is between 15,000-25,000 Yuan for the entire semester (or about $2,400-$4,000).


One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
  • Scholarships
    • CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
    • Mays Business School MBA Scholarships
    • ROTC and Corps Scholarships
    • The Study Abroad Fellowship
    • International Education Fee Scholarship
Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding Your Program” page.
Helpful Links

Tsinghua University Homepage
Tsinghua International Student Office
Tsinghua International Student Housing
Tsinghua Chinese Language Courses
SEM Homepage
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business  
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Beijing, China City Guide
China Travel Guide
Currency Converter

Aggies on the Great Wall

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I would highly recommend studying abroad to anyone who has the opportunity to go. It has changed my life in so many different ways. I am much more independent, traveled, and cultured as a result of the fantastic experience. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
 Philip ’14 Finance, Spring 2013 Mays Reciprocal Exchange in Spain


For detailed information about the exchange program at Tsinghua University, students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business. Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.